With the Christmas holiday beckoning, my blogging schedule has been affected as I’m taking care of personal business so the linkage will be a little light over the next few days. I’ll give you some quick links while I can.
You’ve probably heard about this already and this is something Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I discusssed on our weekly podcast today. TMZ.com appears to be launching a sports version of its gossip website. SportsbyBrooks broke the story late Monday night.
Blogs with Balls also takes a look at the proposed TMZ Sports website.
On the DL’s Dan Levy writing for the Sporting News wonders where this will all lead us.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes about the TMZ Sports site as well.
In addition, Deadspin feels TMZ Sports may trigger a tabloid war.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner is fearful of what TMZ could unearth.
ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer looks at ESPN’s coverage of Tiger Woods and where it’s headed.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes about a new company that’s trying to help athletes remain faithful to their spouses.
Dave Kindred, writing for Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center takes a look why Captain Blowhard is somehow a success in this day and age.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks back at the sports media in 2009.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel news reports that the proposed Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather boxing PPV bout scheduled for March could be over way before it gets started.
Back to Richard Sandomir of the Times, he writes how the NBA wants to own Christmas just like the NFL owns Thanksgiving.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says JP Dellacamera will replace Gary Thorne on NHL Network’s coverage of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post has his annual holiday wishes for the sports media world.
The Sports Media Watch looks at the top five sports media moves of the decade that didn’t happen.
The SMW has the weekend overnight ratings.
Joe Favorito looks at how St. John’s University pulled out some “retro” marketing to bring college basketball back into the forefront in New York.
I’ll end it there for now. I hope to provide more links tonight.